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Kenmore dryer belt pulley appears to have come off, belt is loose, pulley found unattached on the floor of dryer - how to fix?

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The pully fits in some groves at the bottom of the motor shaft , the pic should help 9b7b31e.gif

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Dryer was not pulling air out of machine,

This belt and pulley are what spins the fan.Which explains why it is not pumping air.What you will need to do is take the whole front off flip up the top and remove the that point you will see a fan housing on the bottom directly under where the drum need to screw that pulley you found back on to the fan shaft and run the belt that you found from the fan pulley to the front of the drive motor.Then reinstall the drum and drum belt and it's good as new.a good thing to do would be to use some loctite when screwing the fan pulley back on so it will not fall apart again.another little tip is that pulley has a reverse thread so you will need to screw it on counter clockwise.Also on most models with this type of fan you need to get to the drum belt from the back of the dryer to remove and install the drum belt

Apr 16, 2014 | Kenmore Elite Oasis ST 6807 Dryer

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Kenmore 110.731102100 Gas Dryer replace belt

The way to visually see if the belt has broken or not is to 1) unplug the dryer. 2) Remove the lint screen on the top of the dryer. 3) take the two phillips head screws out where the lint trap is. 4) with a flat head screwdriver pop the top of the dryer up by sliding the driver inbetween the top and front of the dryer and pry upwards a little. 5) You'll now see the drum, if the belt is not around it its broken, and if it's visible try to lift it. If it taught, its good. IF THE BELT IS BROKEN OR LOOSE CONTINUE TO NEXT STEPS 6) on the left and right upper inner sides of the dryer you will find two screws, one on each side, remove these and the front should be easlily remove. 7) once off you'll be able to easily see the motor, the belts idler pulley, and everything else.
Leave the drum in the machine. Now, directly in front of the motor on the floor of the dryer you will see two slots. This is where the idler pulley will go. You'll notice on the pulley at the bottom of the bracket a piece of metal sticks downward. This will sit in the slot closest to the dryer wall, and the end of the bracket will slide into the other. You'll want to slide the end in first. Now with the pulley in place take the belt and put it around the drum tread side down. To hook the belt around the motor pulley you'll have to pull the idler pulley towards closest dryer wall and place the belt around the motor pulley. Slowly release the idler pulley and thats it. Put it together and your done.

Jun 03, 2012 | Kenmore Dryers

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There was a pulley at least thats what it looks like laying on the bottom of my dryer how do I fix it to make my dryer spin

hello berna.... that pulley is the idler pulley which keeps tension on the belt which turns the dryer drum. It apparently came unattached or in some cases unbolted. It will have to be put back in position. The dryer belt may also be broken or worn. consiter replacing both the belt and the idler pulley. Joe

Jul 02, 2011 | Roper Dryers

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My dryer heat but tub want turn i open the back and the belt was laying on the floor on the rt. side i would like to know if i would be able to replace it or not.

Hi again, Your parts can be found here:

The belt is item 30 of this page:

The manual that will help you is here:$FILE/4322260.pdf

Removal of the top is on page 19 / 14 printed of the pdf file
Removal of the toe panel is on page 20 / 15 printed if the pdf file
Removal of the front panel in on page 24 / 19 printed of the pdf file

The belt is installed with the ribs against the drom and the udler pulley / motor routing for the belt can be found here:

Once you have the drum loose inspect the rear bottom drum rollers and idle pulley for any signs of wear. Flat spots or hard to turn = replace.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Mar 16, 2011 | Dryers

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Belt broke

Buy a new belt. Insert the idler pulley into the slots under the motor pulley. The wheel should be on the left side of the motor as you face it.
Put the belt around the drum, then through the idler roller. Then over the motor pulley.

Mar 11, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Can't get replacement parts back on Kenmore 60 series dryer.

The belt has groves, right? Make sure the groves go over the motor pulley from the right. The idler pulley is spring loaded. Place the belt around the idling pulley with the smooth side of the belt on the pulley. This should work.

Dec 24, 2008 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Sears Kenmore Dryer. Model/stock no. 76691100 belt is broken, and a pulley attached to a spring steel L with a 90 deg bend is unattached from the machine. Joe


Nov 29, 2008 | Kenmore Dryers

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Kenmore dryer

It is very much easier to replace the belt from the front, than the back, the cabinet disassembles from the front, and the mechanism remians attached to the rear plate and cabinet floor.
  • pull lint filter out
  • remove 2 screws from under lint filter
  • with putty knife or other blunt blade, release clips at front corners of cabinet top
  • tilt up cabinet top
  • remove 1screw 1/3 way down each side of front of cabinet.
  • lift off cabinet front
  • drum, motor, tensioner, are all exposed

  • lift drum out forward
  • check rollers, drum felts, nylon glide bearings for wear
    (worn bearing surfaces are the most common cause of belt breakage and you dont want to do it again next month)
  • reinstall tensioner in slots in cabinet floor, reinstall tensioner spring between tensioner and cabinet floor
    (Once the cabinet is open the tensioner mounts are easily visible)
  • loop belt around drum at the wear marks of the prior belt
  • reinstall drum on unworn bearing rollers etc
  • loop belt around motor pulley
  • pull tensioner hard against spring to end of travel
  • loop belt around tensioner
  • relax tensioner
  • spin drum by hand to ensure belt isnt going to jump off
reinstall cabinet in reverse order
~15 MINUTES, but I do 3-4 per day

Oct 07, 2008 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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I tryed fixing my kenmore dryer but the belt is loose and i found what looks like a half moon type of pully

If you are talking about the idler pulley, which isn't a pulley at all, it is highly recommended that you replace it with a standard idler pulley. This was orginally designed as an attempt to save money by the manufacturer, but turned out to cause premature belt wear in many cases. A replacement idler assembly (part number 691366) is a better option. As far as reinstalling the dryer belt, you can find diagrams at under the "Special Features" section under "Repair Help". There is a link for "Dryer Belt Diagrams". Your dryer is manufactured by Whirlpool. Your diagram will be either "H" or "K" depending on how the dryer is constructed. If your dryer has a removeable back panel, use "H". If dryer does not have a removeable back panel, use "K". HINT: Most dryers with removeable backs have the lint screen on the top of the dryer. If you need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jul 23, 2008 | Dryers

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Kenmore Elite Oasis Dryer with Airflow problem

same problem removed back cover cleaned lint found pulley had unscrewed and belt was off.installed pulley rev threded and put belt back on.

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